Welcome to EN’s Product Review series! Who doesn’t love shopping, especially when the object of your search is new gear for yourself or your horse? As an enthusiast of all products equine, I LOVE trying out new gear. Please join me as I narrate my personal journey of trying out all of the products featured. While I will make no recommendations, I hope you have fun reading about my many adventures of trying new products, and that hearing about my personal experiences helps you on your own quest for new gear. Go Shopping.
I’m so happy that the world has come to life again with the arrival of spring. However, Mother Nature is a bit of a trickster. While the days are warm enough to don a t shirt for spending time outside, evenings can be a different story entirely.
Once the sun starts to dip down in the sky, the air turns chilly pretty quickly. This means that it’s time to get my layering on. Let’s just say that It can be a bit of a challenge to try to stay warm enough, but without being too warm.
Riding during the evenings, I often find myself pulling out a jacket or coat — a modest type of layer that can help to keep me comfortable after the sun is going down. The funny thing is, I experienced the same type of weather in the fall season as well.
A piece that has served me well through the fall, and now during spring has been the Legacy Coat from Noble Outfitters. Now, I was a fan of the appearance of the Legacy Coat from the first time that I saw it. The longer length of the coat helps it to look elegant, with a classic styling.
The Legacy Coat is designed out of a softshell type of material, which is both windproof and water resistant. Along with holding up to windy and wet conditions, the fabric also stretches, which makes it more comfortable when I’m spending time in the saddle.
Let’s dig into the features a little further, shall we? The Legacy Coat has a two way, durable feeling zipper up the front, and has a flap with Dual Prym snaps shut over top. There are two zip pockets on either side, a zip pocket on the chest and one on the left wrist.
I personally like the structured, fitted look that Legacy Coat provides. The princess side seams, coupled with the adjustable belt help to provide a very flattering look, both in and out of the saddle. The velcro sleeve cuffs are also adjustable.
Looking to the back of the coat, let’s start at the bottom hem and work our way up. The back of the Legacy Coat features two zipper back vents, so that it comfortably fits over the saddle. Plus, I also find using the double zip on the front allows for more freedom of movement as well.
While I find that the stretch of the fabric makes a noticeable difference when I’m riding, the relief that is built into both of the shoulders helps to provide additional comfort. One point that I keep coming back to is that the Legacy Coat was designed with riding in mind.
The tall collar of the Legacy Coat does a nice job in keeping the elements out. During windy or wet weather, I simply zip up all of the way to help keep dry and warm. On warmer days, I can unzip partially for a different style, plus more ventilation.
I’ve spent a lot of time in the saddle wearing the Legacy Coat. So what are some of my very favorite features? The stretchy softshell material is definitely a terrific fabric. I find it to be super comfortable, and I am very happy with the range of movement that I have.
I’m also very happy with the windproof and water resistant properties of the Legacy Coat, as they do a really nice job at keep me sheltered from the elements. The windproof and waterproof fabric, combined with the tall collar keep me both dry and warm.
Another aspect of the Legacy Coat that I’m a fan of is the fit. I simply adore the tailored fit of the coat, and the coordinating belt accentuates the waistline nicely. I also find that is very comfortable to wear while in the saddle, thanks to the zip back vents.
The numerous pockets are also something that I look upon favorably. The two side zip pockets are generously sized enough to fit my large smartphone in it’s case. I also like the small zip pocket on the left sleeve, as it can even fit a tube of chapstick.
The Legacy Coat has a very flattering and is functional as well. I’ve been able to ride comfortably in all kinds of weather, while still looking terrific. There is not much more that I can ask for in a piece of outerwear than that.
The Legacy Coat is available from Noble Outfitters in two different colors, which are black and wine (pictured). The coat come in women’s sizes XS through XL. Both colors have a retail price of $219.95, and you can find them here.
Go Flattering & Functional Outerwear. Go Noble Outfitters. Go Eventing.